Orange Tabby...He Stays and His Name is Finn (Update with Videos Dec 31)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by speckledhen, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. chickenneighbor

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    Fear the Finn???
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  2. chickenneighbor

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    Sorry, double post.
     
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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, can't I dream of rodents running in sheer terror in the presence of the Mighty Finn, Mouse Slayer? I watched the videos again. [​IMG]



    You should have seen his eyes today when I opened the door to the basement. They got real big. Guess he'd never seen the door open and the stairs going down. His face said, "Dude! You mean there's an entire subterranean underground world through that door?" And he kept trying to get a paw under it, so DH took him down into the basement to see what's down there. He explored every nook and cranny. If he ever gets down there and doesn't want to be found, then I'll be posting LOST CAT! right here on this thread.
     
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  4. Teila

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    He is very handsome and yep, very smart also; he knew a good thing when he saw it [​IMG]

    While I read the whole thread, I showed hubby some pictures of the cat-hater and by the time we got to the co-sleeping in the chair picture, hubby was chuckling :)

    I totally understand the hair issue with your crafts and hope you did not think I was being judgmental when I mentioned my cats were indoor cats. I made a decision to keep them as indoor cats to hopefully prolong their life as the rescue centre I got them from advised that outdoor cats have an average life span of 3 years and indoor cats have an average life span of 15 years.

    Of course, some believe that 3 years outside, doing cat stuff is better than 15 years inside but they do have their outside play house and here in Aus we have plenty of lizards, geckos etc that do not read the 'Beware of Cat' sign on the door, invite themselves in and allow the furry babies to hone their hunting skills [​IMG]

    Anyway, to each their own and I totally respect others opinions.

    Interestingly, I visited our local Council's web site to quote information on cat requirements, registration etc. As, in the past, our cats were required to be registered and you were only allowed to have two. "The Queensland government has changed the laws regarding mandatory cat registration. Due to these changes, if you live in the Brisbane City Council area, you no longer need to register your cat" Wow, I did not know that and for a change, a reversed revenue [​IMG]

    Anyways, they now advertise ..........

    As a cat owner, you have to make sure your cat doesn't become a neighbourhood nuisance.
    You should:
    • minimise your cat's impact on neighbours and wildlife
    • identify your cat with a collar and microchip
    • desex your cat before it is six months old
    • vaccinate your cat annually
    • provide your cat with enough food, water and exercise

    Our little man follows hubby everywhere, like a puppy and is also very vocal on his needs and wants.

    I look forward to many Tales of the Fantastic Finn [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenneighbor

    chickenneighbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, your lucky he's pretty laid back. We adopted a cat the neighbors abandoned, and even though he was neutered, he liked to fight other critters. The female next door sent him home limping more than once, and he met his match in a fisher right under our deck. I hope Finn stays close to home and becomes a real Garfield.:)
     
  6. N F C

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    Nice update speckledhen! Enjoyed the videos too. "Fear the Finn"...too funny! What a great cat.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, no, I didn't think you were being judgemental. I honestly do think that cats who are not barn cats should be indoor cats and I've always felt that way, if only because you can't really contain a cat without a covered pen of sorts. Since this cat came to us and it wasn't our choice, not knowing where he'd been, what he was used to, plus with the hair thing and me selling my handmade crafts, I have to sort of keep him outside as much as possible and when he's inside, contained in the livingroom and out of the craft room and my recliner in the livingroom (which, of course, he's drawn to). And there is the litter box thing-I truly hate the idea of having that in the house and he asks to go out when he needs to. I had cats as a kid and I remember the litter box. I bet he would use one, but unless there is a dire circumstance where he must stay inside, I guess he'll stay a mostly outdoor cat.

    Finn has a collar with his name and our phone number on it (wish he'd had that when he got here), he's neutered with all proper shots and is fed twice daily. I'm not going to microchip him, though. I figure anything we do for him is more than he had before he got here and at least, there won't be a bunch of little FinnCats running around now. No idea how many he produced before he got to us, though.

    He does go off onto our lower acreage and to properties on either side of us. One is entirely wooded, no home on it, the other is owned by a truck driver who is gone a good bit, though he does have dog that could get hold of Finn if he didn't make it back up the hill in time. The wild predators are always going to be a hazard for him as well as roaming dogs, though we do have a livestock perimeter fence with the 4" openings he can shoot right through to evade capture, but the fence would slow down anything larger chasing him. Mostly, he stays on the property, I've noticed.

    Forgive the wood-trash on the floor; woodburning season stays messy, no matter what you do, but here is a silly Finn pic.
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  8. chickenneighbor

    chickenneighbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two cats were born with the feline aids virus, so they are indoor cats. We burn wood almost seven months of the year, so we see this most of the year.
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    Happy New Year, SpeckledHen, CatHater, and Finn!
     
  9. Just found this thread!! When you were talking about Finn on your Atlas thread I had no idea he was a new member of your family or that he is an Orange Tabby. I am so happy that he has found a loving home with you and "Cat Hater". It looks like the cat fairy steered him to the right home!

    Our big ole orange tabby, Roux, says, "Happy New Year to you, your hubby, Finn and your precious chickens."

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    He can't get up, too much NYE partying....... :)
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Aw, what a comfy looking kitty! I like black cats, too.
    Omigosh, he matches the chair! Now, that looks like a Garfield! LOL. We have even more in common, then, Angela.

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    to all the Finn Fans!
     

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